Yesterday my kids surprised me with a cake. I mean, really surprised. Normally I catch on to their attempts to spring something on me, but this time, it went totally over my head.
“Logan wants cake. Do we have any cake mix?” Andie asked me yesterday afternoon, after they’d all come in from playing outside in the snow. This was not a surprise as Logan is notorious for his sweet tooth, which is active pretty much 24/7. I helped them find it, then got down a few different cans of frosting for them to choose from. I did note that all four of them seemed to be involved in the process, which was a little strange, but still nothing connected in my brain.
When I told them later not to use the blue decorative frosting they had dug out of the depths of the cupboard because I wanted to save it for Logan’s birthday cake and Andie argued with me, asking if I couldn’t just buy some more, I still didn’t catch on, despite the fact that Andie hardly ever argues about something that minor. Even when they were frosting the cake and told me not to look at it, I figured they were just making it pretty for Valentine’s Day and didn’t want me to see it until it was finished.
So, I was taken completely off guard when they brought the cake to the table and I realized that it said, “Valentines Best Mom.”
I was moved, to say the least, especially because I was not particularly enjoying this Valentine’s Day. The little note stuck into the back with a toothpick said,
You are the best mom
in the world & deserve all
the love in the world. We
love you!! Cody, Logan, Rachel,
Trust my awesome and amazing kids to make this Valentine’s Day one of the best I’ve ever had.